Historic – Tram built for the developing eastern suburbs served by the largest of the Melbourne Tramway Trusts, the Prahran and Malvern Tramway Trust of Melbourne in 1916. Became surplus to needs in Melbourne due to the development of larger capacity bogie trams and sold to Ballarat in 1930 to replace by then the worn out ESCo trams.
The four wheel tram is synonymous with Ballarat serving the city and its community from 1930 until 1971. It was converted to operate in Ballarat for one man operation, with doors on each side of both ends. Only one of the second batch of single truck trams
delivered in 1913 to the PMTT to survive.
Repainted in a gold livery to celebrate the centenary of the Borough of Sebastopol in 1964 and then again in 1964 as the first Santa tram in Ballarat. Last tram to move through the Ballarat
streets on delivery to Sebastopol. Painted by the BTM and minor modifications made to represent the 1930’s era of the SEC operations, different livery to that of the 1950’s.
Technical – shows how the type underwent modifications and an earlier colour scheme in Ballarat.
Social – One of the fleet of four wheelers that served Ballarat.
Provenance – known in detail.
Rarity – One of small number of similar trams in Australian tramway museums.
Representativeness - It is a very good example of its type.
Condition-Integrity – remains in operable condition.
Interpretive Potential – shows the form and colour scheme of Ballarat Trams in the early 1960's and can be used in Wendouree Parade for a visitor hands-on experience.